Trailor to the short film "Pierce my Skin"
Added on 11 August 2020
- This short film is a work in progress within my research about the role of Switzerland in colonialism, with a focus on the role of women, "post-colonial", the heritage of imperialism, otherness, international feminism, healing as a cultural element and everyday language as a trigger for cultural imagery. Since 2017 I have been following traces of a Swiss missionary doctor from Appenzell who lived in Lesotho for almost 40 years. Supported by Pro Helvetia, I talked to a lot of people in Switzerland and in Lesotho who knew and still remember the missionary. The video is a first montage and approach to the material. The sound was created in collaboration with the Basuto artist Mpho Molikeng. For more information of the current state of "Pierce my Skin" please go to http://www.piercemyskin.com .
- Year of creation
- Lilian Beidler